Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asmallchild, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. asmallchild macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2007
    So I finally got around to downloading Onyx.
    Coupla questions:

    1) Do I even need it? (I was told that Macs perform routine cleanup if I put the unit to sleep instead of shutting it down)

    2) Any hints on running this? (I was told it was the Windows equivalent of CCleaner. Needless to say, it looks a lot more complicated. I was planning on just using the default settings but even with those, I'm not quite sure what I'm doing :p)
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Nah... you don't really need it, but it can be nice from time to time for cleaning a bit up, especially when thing are acting up a bit.

    I actually prefer MainMenu to OnyX, as I think that is a bit more intuitive and user friendly (though I know OnyX also has its supporters):

  3. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    If you aren't experiencing any problems, then don't run it! Your Mac builds cache files for a reason, deleting them can actually slow your Mac down. They can get corrupted, but deleting them proactively won't protect you. Same with repairing permissions, unless you are experiencing a problem, repairing permissions is pointless.
    There is even quite a bit of controversy about defragging.
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    No controversy you don't need to

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